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  • Posted: Mar 2, 2021
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  • Palladium Group is a privately owned real estate company. Its core businesses are Portfolio and Development investments. The Group invests for its own account and in partnership with private and institutional investors. Its knowledge and expertise allow for a combination of efficiency and quality of life aspects through a global approach to residential and c...
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    Consultant - Services for Support to Federal Capital Territory (FCT) HRH Unit to Domesticate the Task-Shifing / Task Sharing Policy for Essential Health Care Services in Nigeria

    Subject RFP #: TO7/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0004

    Project: Integrated Health Program, FCT Activities

    Purpose

    • Palladium invites applications from suitably qualified individual consultants to provide technical support to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS) Human Resources for Health (HRH) unit to produce their Task Shifting / Task Sharing Policy for Addressing HRH for Health Shortages.
    • The consultancy aims to provide technical assistance to FCT HHSS to domesticate the reviewed National Task Shifting / Task Sharing Policy for Addressing HRH for Health Shortages, especially at the PHC Level and use the information to revise job descriptions.

    Type of Contract:

    • This is a firm fixed price deliverable-based contract. The consultant is expected to satisfactorily accomplish the deliverables before he / she gets paid for that deliverable.
    • The IHP Chief of Party reserves the right to confirm if a deliverable is delivered adequately or otherwise.
    • No price change is expected after contract is signed. IHP will not pay for cost of any deliverable that is not complete, of quality or on time.

    Anticipated Contract Term:

    • The anticipated performance period for the consultancy isApril12, 2021 to July 11, 2021. As a firm fixed price consultancy based on deliverables, Palladium will only pay for deliverables that have met the standards and expectations of the program and which is also delivered within assigned timelines.

    Company Information:

    • Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.
    • We work with corporations, governments, foundations, investors, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

    Project

    • The Integrated Health Program (IHP) is a USAID-funded five-year project with a mandate to improve health systems, improve access to and increase quality of primary health carein designated states (Sokoto, Bauchi, Kebbi, Ebonyi and the FCT). IHP aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs. IHP will help public health and policy leaders attach higher priority to their national and sub-national health needs, secure sustainable financing, advance health equity, and monitor policy implementation to ensure gains stay on track.  IHP aims to secure long-term enduring change by working with coalitions both inside and outside of health and showing common cause with neglected populations and other development actors. Central elements of IHP revolve around building in country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments, and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
    • The IHP project which aims to partner with the State Government and other stakeholders to sustainably improve health outcomes has identified the strengthening of the human resources policy, planning and management as one of the key interventions for increasing access to quality health services and improving financial risk protection for the populace. IHP is supporting the FCT to finalize, validate and disseminate the draft HRH Policy and Strategy plan;  and has commenced the process of supporting each of the FCT Area Councils (ACs) to develop the strategy plan with which to address the staffing realignment, recruitment, retention and remuneration at PHCs, to increase the number of PHCs meeting the minimum staffing standards, especially in the rural areas.
    • This activity seeks to support the FCT to domesticateanother policy addressing  the challenges in the health workforce – the National Task-Shifting/Task- Sharing policy for Essential Health Care Services in Nigeria. especially at the PHC level, and use the information to revise job descriptions

    Background

    • Human Resources (HR) are a strategic capital in any organization, but particularly so in health organizations, which are highly dependent on their workforce. Therefore, human resources for health (HRH) is a key element in the delivery of quality health services necessitating calls for instituting the HRH management system that would provide an effective response to an HRH crisis.
    • IHP project, is supporting the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS)  to redress its human health workforce challenges, by further strengthening their ability to a more efficient management of the health workforce towards addressing the existing gaps in HRH planning, production, and distribution identified from the health workforce situation analysis, for the successful delivery of the essential health services by the PHCs. Through this support, FCT had revised its the HRH Policyand HRH Strategy Plan to drive the process of achieving its HRH strategic goal; developed HRH Strategy plan for all its Area Councils (ACs).IHP is continuing with this support to the domestication and implementation of the recently revised National Task-Shifting/Task-Sharing (TS/TS) Policy for Essential HealthCare Services in Nigeria.
    • Domesticating and implementing this policy would promote the rational redistribution of tasks among the existing health workforce cadres and allow for moving specific tasks, where appropriate, from highly qualified health workers to health workers with shorter training and fewer qualifications in order to make more efficient use of the available healthworkers to improve access to service for Nigerian people. FCT has not domesticated the policy, so this activity seeks to support the FCT TS/TS to include the updates in the recently reviewed National TS/TS policy, develop the action plan with which to roll outthe implementation and use the policy to revise the current job descriptions of staff at the PHCs.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • The consultant is expected to contribute towards the revision and adaptation of this policy by reviewing the National TS / TS policy document, adapt the TS / TS policy to mirror FCT context, develop action plan for implementing it, revise the current job descriptions of all staff at the PHCs based on the TS / TS policy.

    Services description:
    The major products and outcomes of this assignment are:

    • The FCT Task Shifting / Task Sharing Policy document.
    • Action plan for the implementation of the policy
    • Revised job description for all PHC staff according to the adapted FCT TS / TS policy.

    Timeline:

    • Applications are expected to be submitted on or before the due date as shown on the cover page.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • A good first degree or its equivalent from a reputable University in Health, Health Economics, Social Sciences and other related fields.
    • Post graduate qualification in Public health,Social sciences, or Human Resources Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Human Resource for Health
    • Experience working in public sector will be an added advantage
    • Experience in developing policy, operational plans and job descriptions
    • Experience in facilitating workshops
    • Experience carrying out similar assignments in Nigeria particularly at the sub-national level.

    Required Technical Competencies:

    • Expertise in human resources with Nigerian Health system especially at the PHC level.

     

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates / bidders are expected to submit both Technical and Financial bids and in two separate emails to: consultancy@ihp-nigeria.com stating as part of the subject matter of the email whether “Technical bid” or ”Financiai bid” and also quoting the RFP number as it appears on the cover page.

    The applicant is expected to provide the following requirements in line with the application guideline:

    • A cover letter addressing the requirements and qualification to handle the task
    • Complete CV
    • Documents- certificates, diplomas and professional certifications
    • Detailed plan to accomplish the deliverables with detailed cost per deliverable
    • Names and contact details of 3 professional referees with emails and phone numbers
    • Any samples of previous work done in a related area which might include policy, job descriptions etc.

    Important Information / Notice

    • Applications received will have a validity period of six months.
    • For more details concerning this consultancy and other associated application tools, please visit the link below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kbnknzm4M5utEUv5NnQkPsGG7OHzszga/view?usp=sharing
    • Please follow the instructions as contained in the Request for Proposal (RFP) and submit your application.
    • No late application will be received after the deadline.

    Method of Application

    Send your application to consultancy@ihp-nigeria.com

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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